“I’m praying about that.” Prayer is good and vital, so don’t misunderstand what I am about to say. We should pray, and pray without ceasing. However, I think sometimes we are delaying what we know we should do or stalling obedience to God’s instruction.
There is a time for prayer and there is a time for action – let us not confuse the two. Far too often I act when I should be praying (following my own agenda) or praying when I should take action (disobeying and stalling).
As God led Moses and the people of Israel up out of Egypt thy found themselves trapped between the advancing Egyptian chariots and the very wet Red Sea.
Exodus 14:10, “The people of Israel…feared greatly. And the people of Israel cried out to the Lord.” This seems appropriate to me. They immediately complained and blamed Moses who then called them to stand firm and watch the hand of God deliver them. “And Moses said to the people, “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.” (vs. 13-14).
God called them to action. There is a time to pray being still and a time to get moving while we pray.
If I am stomping on your toes, I cannot apologize because I have stomped all over my own in the process.
Ladies, pray and when God says move, move.
Written By Diane Hunt: Diane Hunt serves on the board of America’s Keswick and provides ministry support from her home in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.